Back in May, Adult Swim announced that they had ordered an untitled half-hour series starring 30 Rock's Jack McBrayer and Robert Smigel's Triumph the Insult Comic Dog co-created by Smigel, Michael Koman, and David Feldman, and at Comic-Con the group talked about what we can expect from the series — that is, when Triumph wasn't preoccupied burning the audience and panel moderator Leonard Maltin. While the only new casting news is the addition of Nebraska's June Squibb, Smigel told the audience that they are really hoping to get Sam Donaldson to play one of Triumph's poker buddies, and Koman described the show as part scripted sitcom and part multi-cam [...]
Dozens and dozens of new shows premiere each new TV season (and mid-season, and off-season) but only a handful live to see season two. These days, a new show has to use every tool in its arsenal to attract viewers as quickly as possible: splashy advertising, big name guest stars, over-the-top promos, and of course, a blockbuster web presence, one that gathers fans on Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr who will then faithfully promote the show with homemade image macros and clever hashtags born from love. But while a show might leave our airwaves, a Facebook fan page is forever. What becomes of the social media accounts of canceled shows?
Despite not getting picked up by CBS in May, Jim Gaffigan's new show has finally found a home. Deadline reports that TV Land has ordered 10 episodes of The Gaffigan Show, which centers on Gaffigan's life as a standup and father "who struggles with an insatiable appetite" and is co-created by Gaffigan and Peter Tolan (Rescue Me) and also stars Ashley Williams, Adam Goldberg, and Michael Ian Black. While no premiere date has been announced yet, The Gaffigan Show will debut sometime next year, and Comedy Central will be airing episodes a week after they originally air on TV Land.
Saturday Night Live has been home to over a hundred cast members throughout the past 38 years. In our column Saturday Night’s Children, we present the history, talent, and best sketches of one SNL cast member every other week for your viewing, learning, and laughing pleasure.
While there are plenty of SNL cast members whose stints didn't last many episodes — see Laurie Metcalf, Dan Vitale, and Ben Stiller — British sketch and voice actress Morwenna Banks holds the record of the shortest repertory player tenure with a mere four episodes under her belt at the end of the show's twentieth season in 1995. Four episodes [...]
After learning about the ridiculous amount of money Kim Kardashian is making off her new celebrity-themed iPhone game, Colbert decided to create his own app last night called I'd Tap That!, which doesn't seem as addictive as Kardashian's app but at least is more up front about its money-grubbing.